Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ECD October Designer Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for our October ECD Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designed created for the challenge.

This month the challenge is …. Christmas - Christmas is now just over two months away, for our challenge this month think Christmas! Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Decorated boxes, etc ….



For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are your favorite projects to create during the holiday season?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


For my card today I decided to create a Christmas Pop-Up Card using Becky Seddon's Gingerbread House die set and the General Pop-Up Die set. I have also used one of the new patterned papers from ModaScrap, these patterned papers are amazing!!!!

Here's how I created my card:



Step 1 -  
  • Cut the red snowflake patterned paper from the ModaScrap It's Christmas Time 12 x 12 Pattern Paper Pack so that it measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches.
  • Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches and fold to create a 5 1/2 inch square card.
  • Open up the patterned paper and position the pop up dies (shown on the right hand side of the photo above) so that the centre nubs of the die are positioned on the centre fold of the card. The wider pop-up die will go in the centre and the thinner one will be used twice to die cut the pop up tabs on either side of the card approximately 5/8 inch from each edge. Die cut and then train the folds so you have your pop up steps along the card.
Step 2 - 
  • Cut a piece of red cardstock so that it measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches.
  • Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches and fold to create a top folding 5 1/2 inch square card.
  • Adhere the pop up inside panel into the folded red card.


Step 3 - 
  • Using the Gingerbread House die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Solid Gingerbread House from Brown Cardstock - (tip: save the door that is removed when you die cut the house)
  • (1) Solid Gingerbread Boy from Brown Cardstock
  • (1) Solid Gingerbread Girl from Brown Cardstock
  • (1) Gingerbread House Icing Overlay from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (2) sets of Gingerbread House Window Icing Overlay from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (1) Gingerbread Boy Icing Overlay from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Gingerbread Girl Icing Overlay  from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (2) sets of Eyes from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (1) set of Buttons from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (4) Solid Candy Canes from Red Cardstock
  • (4) Decorator Candy Cane Overlays from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back (Note - so that you can have some of the candy canes facing the opposite way, die cut two of the overlays with the adhesive on the back and the other two with the adhesive on the front).
TIP: 
  • To save on cardstock, adhesive and time, place so masking tape at the back of the Gingerbread House Icing Overlay die prior to die cutting. Next attach the windows onto the masking tape as shown on the photo above. Be careful not to let any parts of the dies touch one of the other dies. 
  • Now use this to die cut your icing and window pieces from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. 
Step 4:
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive that is on the front of the icing overlay piece and cover with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to jar. Polish glitter into the adhesive with a finger.
  • Adhere icing overlays to all the gingerbread pieces.
  • Place the door we saved in step 3 back into the opening of the house, turn to the back and tape in place.
Step 5 - 
  • Adhere Gingerbread House, Boy and Girl to pop-up tabs on the inside of card (refer to photo above for placement).

Step 6 - 


  • Using the pine bough die from the Beautiful Baubles die set, die cut two pine pieces from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive. 
  • Remove protective backing from the adhesive and cover adhesive with Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter.
  • Remove excess glitter and return to jar. Polish glitter into the adhesive with a finger.
  • Join the two pine bough in the centre using adhesive and adhere to the top of card. Trim off any pieces overhanging from sides of card.
Step 7 -
  • Using the largest fishtail banner die in the Stitched Fishtail Banners die set, die cut a banner from Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment to the centre of the banner using VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder. Adhere to the centre of the base of the card so that the stitched lines on the left side and the fishtail part on the right are overhanging the card. Trim off excess card.
Step 8 -
  • Assemble Candy Canes that you die cut in step 3 so that you have two facing left and two facing right.
  • Adhere to of the candy canes to the side of the house so they can be seen behind the gingerbread boy and girl.
  • Adhere the remaining candy canes on either side of sentiment.
Step 9 - The Front of Card:
  • Cut a piece of the same patterned paper used for the inside of the card so it measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 inches.
  • Cut two thin strips of Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere to the back of the wide edges so that a small amount of the cardstock shows.
  • Adhere panel to the centre of the front of card.
Step 10 -
  • Die cut the A Way with Words - Merry Christmas from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front. Cover adhesive with Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter.
  • Layer sentiment to a piece of Cream cardstock that has been die cut using an oval from the Stitched Ovals die set 
  • Layer the cream oval to a red oval die cut using the Dotted Scallop Ovals.
  • Adhere to centre of front of card using foam tape.


I hope you enjoyed my project today. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.


Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Cardstock - Cream; Red
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Heat Gun






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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Layered Rose Birthday Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a birthday card I made recently using a couple of new stamp sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the background of this card I used the new ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Clear Stamp set, this stamp set contains stamps to create two roses with the various layers so you can stamp in different colors to add the details to the image.

This is the first time I have used this style of stamp with so many layers, but using a Stamp Positioning Platform makes it really easy. Not sure mine is absolutely perfect, but I am happy for the first try.

After stamping the roses onto the white card I then watered down some pink ink and splattered that over the card.

I then stamps the birthday sentiment from the new A Way with Words - Happy Birthday Collection, this is such a beautiful set ... I love all the calligraphy sentiments and elements hand created by Suzanne Cannon.



For the inside of the card I added another sentiment from the A Way with Words - Happy Birthday Collection and two more roses. 

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Stamps: ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose;  A Way with Words Happy Birthday Collection - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Green
Dies: Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany; Fired Brick; Shabby Shutters; Peeled Paint; Forest Moss
Other: Black Ink; Lawn Fawn Wild Rose Ink;

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Yet or Not Here Comes Christmas



Hi Crafty Friends,

I recently just had to purchase this cute stamp set from Mama Elephant called Me & My Yeti... I am not sure why I needed a Yeti stamp set I just did haha. I had to order the Yeti image set and the sentiment set from two different stores as no one had both together and I just needed both.


As you can see I have created a Pop-Up card using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Pop-Up die set, I added some mountains to the background and then added one of the Yeti's, the children, trees and houses to the hills. 

I also added one of the "Yeti" sentiments to the base of the card. Once I had finished the scene I added White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to all the snowy areas on the mountain peaks and trees.


Here is another view of the inside of my card so you can see the pop up part of the card a little better.


For the front of my card, I added the designer paper, mountains, and the snow banks that I used on the inside of the card. I added the other Yeti giving it the "Merry" Banner to hold. I added a few more of the children and trees as well as another sentiment to go with the "Merry".

Stamps: Me & My Yeti; Sentiments From A Yeti! - Mama Elephant
Paper: White; Grey; DP - Memory Box
Dies: Stitched Hillside Pop-Up; Stitched Mountain Border - Lawn Fawn; Katie Label Pop Up (retired) - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops; Nuvo Ebony Black Gloss Crystal Drops; Nuvo Autumn Red Gloss Crystal Drops; Scan N Cut; Foam Tape; Copics



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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Don't Peek Until Dec 25


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's about 2 1/2 months until Christmas! As a card maker, I always like to create my own gift tags and am always looking for fun new ideas to use each year. This year Lawn Fawn came out with this cute stamp/die set called For You, Deer. Using this set you can create cute bookmarks or gift tags ... I went for gift tags.


These tags are fairly small .. the bear one being the widest, is 1 1/4 inches wide x almost 3 inches. 


Here you can see the front and back at the same time. I have added the twine to the tags so it will be able to turn the tag over to see who the present is for.


Here you can see all the tags together ... I made 34 in total, 17 of each design. This is a good start to my Christmas tag making.

Stamps:  For You, Deer - Lawn Fawn
Paper: White; Red; Green
Dies: For You, Deer; For You, Deer Add-On - Lawn Fawn
Other: Black Ink; Red & Green Twine; Copics

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wishing You All Good Things


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Bonnie Sharp our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.


Did you know that today is national dessert day?! So you know what that means?....please make a card with any sort of yummy dessert on it!  Ice cream, cake, cookies, tarts, pie, popsicles...whatever you deem to be dessert!!



For my card today I decided to create a "Pull Card" using the retired Pop It Ups Rectangle Pull Card die set, it's been a while since I have made a Pull Card and I have been missing doing them.

For the "dessert" part of the challenge I pulled out an older Stampendous stamp called Tier of Treats, look at all those yummy goodies!

On each edge of the card I added a border die from Magnolia ... I really like how it finishes off the edges and think I may need to add it more often.


When you "pull" the card open it reveals a sentiment which is also from Stampendous.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.




Stamps: Tiers of Treats; All Good Things - Stampendous
Paper: White; Pink; Brown; Sugar & Spice DP - Dovecraft
Dies: Pop It Ups Rectangle Pull Card (retired) - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Berry Lace DooHickey - Magnolia
Other: Black Ink; Nuvo Dark Walnut Gloss Crystal Drops; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, October 13, 2017



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Chillin Snowman Birthday Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's my turn to post a tutorial today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Today I am playing with a couple of the Becky Seddon dies ... the Stylish Snowman and Reindeer die sets to create a winter birthday card. I have created a mama and baby snowman for this fun card. Becky's Stylish Snowman die set comes with lots of different options to create unique snowman characters. This design could easily be changed to become a Christmas card, just by changing the sentiments. 

I love pop-up cards, so I have used the new General Pop-Ups die set to create the base of my card. On the front of my card I used a couple of the new A Way with Words dies. If you love Suzanne's sentiments you are going to love her smaller version of the Happy Birthday sentiment. You can use all or part of what I have done for my cards today when creating your own depending on what you want to do.


Here is how I created my card:



Step 1 - The Snowmen:

Using the Stylish Snowman die set die cut the following from White Soft Finish Cardstock:
  • (1) Large Circles 
  • (2) Medium Circles
  • (2) Small Circles
  • (2) Winter Hats
  • (2) sets of Scarf pieces (3 pieces per scarf)
  • (2) sets of arms
  • (1) set of buttons
  • (2) Noses
  • (2) sets Eyes on black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back
  • (2) sets Mouths on black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back.     
  • Sponge around each of the circles using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
  • Join one small circle to a medium circle for the baby snowman, and join the three other circles together for the mama snowman/person. (Note - Be careful not to make the mama snowman too tall so that it will fit inside the pop up card when it is closed)
  • Color the arms, nose, buttons, hats and scarf pieces using Copic markers and adhere to snowman as per photo above. (Note for the baby snowman, cut the arms below the elbow. You may also wish to wait to add the arms to both snowman, until they are placed inside the card to ensure the arms don't protrude from the sides of the card).
  • Attach black eyes and mouth dots to snowman as desired.

Step 2 - Pop-Up Card:

  • Cut a piece of snowflake paper from the ModaScrap White Christmas 12 x 12 Paper Pack so that it measures 5 3/4 inches x 12 inches.
  • Score along the 12 inch side at 6 inches and fold. Reopen card.
  • Place your snowman onto the centre of the card to get an idea where to place the pop-up dies. Remove the snowmen and place two of the pop-up dies from the General Pop-Ups die set so that the centre nubs of the die line up with the centre score line. Run through die cut machine.
  • Remove the pop-up dies and fold card so you have two pop-up steps.

Step 3:
  • Die cut three large trees from the Reindeer die set. Add details to the tree using a grey Copic marker. Adhere to back panel of pop up. (Note on the photo above I show a smaller tree on the right hand side, I removed that for a larger tree after I had put the snowman on).
  • Using the snow die from the Reindeer die set, die cut two pieces of White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive and cover adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess glitter to jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger. Using one of these pieces cut the snow into pieces and adhere to the back panel as per photo above. Reserve the second snow piece for later.


  • Adhere snowman to the pop up panels. Note - make sure that the snowman's arms of the large snowman does not stick out of the card when it is closed.



Step 4:
  • Adhere the second snow piece you created in step 3 to the edge of the bottom of the card.
  • Using the "just chillin' from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set and the "Happy Birthday!" from the Banner Sentiments, stamp onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink.
  • Centre the small oval from the Entwined Ovals die set over the white panel and die cut. Adhere to the centre of the base of the card. Die cut the small Entwined Oval again this time from blue cardstock and adhere around the solid white insert.
  • Embellish the frame using Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.


Step 5 - Card Front:

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock so it is 5 3/4 inches x 12 inches. Score and fold along the 12 inch side at 6 inches to create a top folding card.
  • Adhere pop up panel to the inside of the white cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of snowflake paper from the ModaScrap White Christmas 12 x 12 Paper Pack so that it measures 5 3/4 inches x 6inches. Adhere to front of card.
Step 6:
  • Using the A Way with Words - Flourish Frame, die cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock and also from blue cardstock. 
  • Adhere the solid inner panel from the white die cut to the centre of the card. (keep all the other pieces that came out of the die cut)
  • Adhere the blue flourish frame so that it lines up against the white solid inner panel. 
  • Adhere all the remaining white pieces inside the blue frame.
Step 7:
  • Die cut the A Way with Words - Small Happy Birthday from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Color using three colors of pink/red Copic markers. 
  • Adhere to centre of Flourish Frame.
Step 8:
  • Using the Stylish Snowman die set die cut the following:
  • (2) Small Circles from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (2) Winter Hats from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (2) sets of Scarf pieces from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (2) Noses from White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (2) sets Eyes from Black Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • (2) sets Mouth from Black Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • Assemble snowman head pieces and adhere to the top right and bottom left of flourish frame on front of card. (Refer to photos above for placement).
Step 9:
  • Using the snowflake trio die from the Reindeer die set, die cut snowflakes from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front.
  • Cover adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and adhere snowflakes to card refer to photo above for placement.
  • Add Transparent/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers to centre of snowflakes.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. 

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Cardstock - White; Blue
Inks - Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Foam Tape

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Happy Birthday from the Whole Herd


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Did you know that today is "Old Farmers Day" - let's show our appreciation to our farmers by creating something farm related today.


Years ago I purchased the "There She Goes Clear Stamps - Oh Crop" stamp set which contains some fun farm animals, a farmer and a fabulous farm scene as well as a few fun farm sentiments. Somehow it has been sitting in my stamp cupboard unused! When I looked at this stamp set I thought that the farm scene that is included in the set would work perfectly with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Pop-Ups die set as a background to the card .... I was right!

I used my Copic Airbrush to color the base, both sides of the Stitched Hillside Pop-Ups die cut and the grassy areas in the farm scene as I wanted the colors to match and this was easier than coloring it all by hand.



I stamped the cows, pig in mud and farmer and then used my Scan N Cut to cut them out. I added a sun to the top left hand corner of the card which is a really old stamp from my stash!

For the sentiment I grabbed another farm themed stamp set this time for MFT Stamps. 


For the front of my card I used the same farm scene that I used for the backdrop of the inside of the card, and added another farmer and cow. 

The sentiment is another from MFT Stamps.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi


Stamps: Oh Crop - There She Goes Clear Stamps; The Whole Herd - MFT Stamps
Paper: White
Dies: Stitched Hillside Pop-Ups - Lawn Fawn; Katie Label Pivot Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copic Air Brush; Copic Markers




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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cheers Party


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card using the Mama Elephant The Cat's Meow & Celebration Balloons stamp sets ... I have been having such fun playing with this set.

This time around I stamps the cats onto white cardstock, masked off the cats and then stamped another lot of cats above the first lot, so I would have even more cats at the party!

For the background I used black cardstock which I had die cut using a Stitched Squares die and then splattered Picket Fence Distress Paint all over the black cardstock. It almost looks like a night sky.

Finally I added the balloon sentiment to the card.


For the inside of my card I stamped the "happy" sentiment from Avery Elle's Sentimental Too stamps set and then added the "Birthday" and "From All Of Us" which are from Avery Elle's Sentimental Too and Sentimental stamp sets. Finally I added a few of the single cats from the Cat's Meow stamp set along the line the "happy" makes.


Stamps:  The Cat's Meow; Celebration Balloons - Mama Elephant; Sentimental; Sentimental Too - Avery Elle
Paper: White; Black
Dies: Stitched Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Picket Fence Distress Paint; Scan N Cut; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Glossy Accents; Silver Thread; Foam Tape; Copics


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our Paper Pros challenge for October!  This month our challenge is hosted by Caz Counsell who has given us the challenge for creating Holiday cards.


As you can see I decided to create a Christmas card for the challenge today. To create my card I used the Christmas Tree Pop-up from Karen Burniston's latest die release ... I love how easy this tree is to put together and how fun it is to display!!!

The papers used for this card were some  I found in a magazine I recently purchased. I seldom use the papers in any magazines, but I really liked the colors/design of these papers so I had to use them.  The tree uses some of the star paper from the magazine, so I decided I didn't need to decorate it with any ornaments. I did add the star to the top of the tree which has been foiled using Silver Matte Finish Foil.


Along the front edge of the card I added some snow using the Nature Edges die set. I added a bear from the Winter Animals die set and a couple of presents from the Birthday Charms die set. I also added Merry Christmas to each of the red borders using the Word Set 3 - Holidays.

Along the sided of the card I added a Pine Needle Border from Memory Box.


For the front of the card I repeated the layout that I used on the inside and added a Christmas sentiment to the top left hand side of the card which is a Hot Foil Stamp and then foiled using the same Silver Matte Finish Foil I used for the star on the inside.


One last photo to show how the tree folds to the side as it is closing. The card will fold completely flat so it can be placed in an envelope for mailing.


You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs:


Shelly Hickox


Supplies:

Karen Burniston:




Other:

Paper: White; Red; Green; Designer Paper - Card Making in Easy Steps Magazine
Dies: Christmas Tree Pop-up; Snowman Twist Circle; Nature Edges; Birthday Charms; Winter Animals; Word Set 3 Holiday - Karen Burniston; Pine Needle Border - Memory Box; Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other: We Wish You Hot Foil Stamp - Couture Creations; Silver Foil (Matte Finish);  Copics




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